Liverpool – Capital of Culture 2008: 10 Years Onwards

It has been 10 years since Liverpool was crowned the Capital of Culture. Within a decade, we have witnessed the city’s rapid growth in various aspects, some of its most prominent expansions include its extraordinary entertainment, food and cultural scene. Liverpool earned its rightful title back then, and has continued to prove to the world why it is such a lovable city to both locals and tourists from all around the world. If you are planning to make a visit to Liverpool, check out what is on (see here: and start planning your journey, should you need any more persuading, here are some reasons why you should pay a visit soon:


Liverpool is the perfect place for all kinds of entertainment for all ages. Liverpool One is a spectacular shopping destination that overlooks the waterfront, where you can find some of the biggest and best range of shops to #FuelYourShop. Within Liverpool One, there is also an Odeon cinema as well as a mini golf centre, Jungle Rumble.

If you are up for some outdoor activities, there are a few things you can visit this summer that is just a few minutes away. Try visiting the Royal Albert Dock this summer if you are an adrenaline junkie. There is a Pier Head Festival with carnival rides and the Adventure Dock with numerous water sports this summer.


Liverpool’s food scene only became prominent recently. For anyone who is up for a thrilling trip for your tastebuds, this city is the place to be. You can find some of the nation’s most beloved restaurants in Liverpool One, whichever restaurant you choose you will be able to lookout on its terrace and enjoy the pleasant view along with your meal. For those who are a bit more adventurous, have a look around Bold Street and the Baltic Triangle, they are hotspots for independent restaurants. These places not only offer exotic dishes from all around the world, they are also highly affordable.


Although smaller than other large cities in the United Kingdom, Liverpool holds an important role as a cultural centre with its strong blend of history, arts and sports.

Historically, Liverpool played a central role in the Titanic story, the city has an award winning exhibition telling the historical event from a unique perspective; Liverpool’s influence in the arts sphere can be seen from the Tate museum on the Albert Docks, where many visit to see the best masterpieces being shown. The city is also s recognised by Guinness World Records as the World Capital City of Pop and is the home of the famous band, the Beatles; As for sports, Liverpool houses two major football clubs, Liverpool and Everton.

Besides that, Liverpool also has an extremely colourful international scene. Particularly it is the home of Europe’s oldest Chinese community (outside of China) and its significance can be seen from the development of the new Chinatown as mentioned on Klassic Karen. The £200 million new development is projected to become one of the greatest, grandest Chinatowns in the world.

This year marks an important milestone for Liverpool as it has been 10 years since it was crowned the title as the Capital of Culture in 2008. The city has continued to deliver and is attracting more and more visitors each year. Plan your visit now and make the most out of the vibrant city.

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